Next Friday, during the Winter Colloquium #MyTopic.in.society, I will be presenting some advances of my doctoral dissertation. The aim of my talk this time is to display the whole (and almost final) structure of my work. Due to the current global situation, the event will be held online.
On Thursday, and during the meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), and the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology, I plan to present a paper named “Designing Multimodal Artifacts for Exploring Urban Life. An Experimental proposal between Times Square and I.” My intentions with that talk are to
Times Square has a collection of fascinating pieces of furniture. Most of those furnishings were designed by well-known designers, architects or artists, so the combinations they projected onto those objects, a mix of usability, symbolism and aesthetic, blended with multiple possible responses to usability by the actors outside, make those elements interesting devices to be
Next Thursday, from 16 to 18, I will participate in a new (virtual) session of the Stadtlabor, discussing my project on pedestrianized Times Square. That talk intends to share my methodological intentions and scope. Also, I would like to introduce the set of tentative artifacts I plan to design.
Following Friday, I will at the Munich Center for Technology in Society, presenting some of my doctoral research highlights. The talk will focus on how Times Square has turned more than just as the study object of my research, performing as a sort of co-author of my work.
If there is someone one can name as the “anti-pedestrian plazas of Times Square,” it must be Steve Cuozzo. Cuozzo, a writer, restaurant critic, and New York Post’s real state columnist, has turned himself in the most significant media contradictor of Times Square’s pedestrianization model. I made a compilation of 16 Cuozzo’s columns about Times
A kamal is an old celestial navigation device useful for determining Polaris’ latitude only in equatorial latitudes. This instrument is a limited device that is composed of a small wooden table with a hole in its middle, a string with several knots, human eyes and teeth, the horizon, the Pole Star, a particular geographical space,
Why Times Square? This concern is a prevalent question that people ask me every time I talk about this research study object. Times Square now, the most stable version we have of this place, looks like a location where one cannot find anything serious for conducting academic work. On the one hand, it seems like
There is a short video I recorded in Times Square in summer 2019. The video shows a crowd of people looking at a screen. They are waiting for something. The situation is occurring at the corner of Broadway Avenue and 45th street. It is 19:53, and the screen is currently displaying some Netflix advertisements about
August 23, 2017 (Originally written in Spanish). I am about to go to Times Square to look at the controversy happening there around the meaning of the public. This controversy is materialized in the conception and usage of the open public plazas resulting after Broadway Avenue’s pedestrianization. I know so far that there is a